insights and advice

ICYMI: The best of ‘22 blog roundup

2022 has been a year, so you’re forgiven if you haven’t had a chance to read all of our blogs. As our holiday gift to you, we’ve rounded up some of our best blogs. From practical tips on wooing customers and mastering SEO to future-proofing your business and using TikTok …

railways cafe
food, drink and hospitality

Full steam ahead for Railways, the (not-so-little) restaurant that could

Railways restaurant is more than just the story of a guy with a monkey on his back (literally), it’s an epic tale that transcends the mundane.

finances and funding

Banting Baker Gigi: How this stuntwoman flipped to ruling a keto empire

This queen of keto is a badass business warrior who pulled off the greatest entrepreneurial stunt of all: HYPERGROWTH during lockdown!


Yoco Meets | Women in Business: Thriving as Underdogs

At our Yoco Meets dedicated to women in business, these inspiring entrepreneurs shared their tips for beating the odds and thriving as an underdog.


It’s Time to Grow. Announcing our Series C Funding Round!

We are proud to announce that we have secured over R1.2 billion in funding. A big step towards realising our vision of Open Commerce.

MBV emporium
retail businesses

MBV Emporium: a dream shop filled with conversation starters

Vanessa Govender’s MBV Emporium is the manifestation of her lifelong passion for collecting and sharing beauty, thriving no matter the odds!

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growing pains

5 common small business growing pains, and how to beat them

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

10 tips for reopening your beauty business safely

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

Challenger brands: how underdogs can come out on top

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

5 tips to increase retail sales this (Covid-19) Christmas

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business


Starting a business: getlion shares 5 tips to keep in mind

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best summer markets for (safe) festive shopping

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

covid-19-stay connected-1200x675

How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak


Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

4 advantages your small business has over retail giants

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch


Loadshedding and your business

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

card payments

Introducing Yoco Khumo: SA’s smartest card machine for any business

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

How to find and approach the right business mentor

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Instant Payout vs. Yoco Capital – The What, Why, & When

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

The 4 fundamentals of scaling a small business

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

yoco meets durban

It Takes a Village: Yoco Meets X Durban

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

yoco khumo print

Meet Yoco Khumo Print: just when you thought it couldn’t get any smarter

business ideas

5 small business ideas to kickstart your side hustle